Validating VIP Usage

Validating VIP Usage

Recently, I was working on a database using HADR with failover handled by TSAMP. The database was configured to use a virtual IP (VIP) address. However, when I tested the failover with the application team, some of the applications were getting SQL1776N errors from...
Writing SQL with SQL

Writing SQL with SQL

The Db2 RDBMS offers many great tools for getting things done. There are, however, times when tools are unavailable. This isn’t a problem when you’re performing a simple and discrete task. When the task has many iterations then like dropping triggers or granting...
Setting Up HADR with Two Auxiliary Standbys

Setting Up HADR with Two Auxiliary Standbys

In my previous blog, I presented some of the issues you can run into when setting up one auxiliary HADR standby and a potential solution. This blog discusses setting up two auxiliary standby databases in detail. Let’s start with all the information we need to...
Terminating Db2 Backups to a Vendor Media Server

Terminating Db2 Backups to a Vendor Media Server

Sometimes, while running a database backup or restore, you may encounter a situation where you need to terminate the backup or restore operation. If the backup is writing to disk, this is quite easy: You can generally type Ctrl-C, and the Db2 Command Line Processor...